Iâ€™m officially an adult (well at 35, it at least seems that way) and with a new age in full swing, I finally decided it was time to step up my skincare routine. Iâ€™ve always known it was important to use good skincare but got swayed by buying nice makeup instead because I could see the immediate payoff when I applied it.
Buying skincare is also trickier than makeup because itâ€™s hard to know whatâ€™s going to actually work with your skin type. Unless you get a sample and try it for a bit, it can turn into a very expensive guessing game. Luckily, Iâ€™ve finally settled on a line that works and wanted to tell you about it now that Iâ€™ve had the chance to try a wide variety of the products (as witnessed by that empty box collection in the above photo. LOL.)
Grown Alchemist is a certified organic line of skincare free of harmful chemicals or preservatives. Even better, it looks as good as it feels (and letâ€™s be honest, looks do matter when you use a product every day).
I found out about the Australian brand while visiting my friend Katâ€™s marketing agency in Melbourne a few years back. As I toured the office, she handed me a few samples and knowing nothing about them, I gave them a try.
I was hooked right away because nothing smelled artificial and I liked the way the products worked, especially the Regenerating Night Cream which has a calming lavender scent.
Upon doing more research, I found out the brand was free of all the icky stuff: lauryl sulphate, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, parabens, synthetic colors and a bunch more things that should never make their way onto your skin.
After reading more about Grown Alchemistâ€™s philosophy, I realized the products Iâ€™d been slathering on my face in the past could actually be contributing to the aging process because the body tends to register artificial ingredients as toxic and thatâ€™s part of the reason we sometimes have allergic reactions.
By no means is my skincare and makeup routine perfect but slowly clearing out what I can and making room for healthier products one by one in my medicine cabinet is a start. I have a harder time finding natural makeup I like but Grown Alchemist has made it much easier on the skincare front.
In closing, I should mention that I was no way compensated in any way besides the products I sampled a few years back â€” I just want to share what works because if youâ€™re like me, complete overwhelm sets in based on the sheer amount of skincare lines out there.
Collage photos pulled from the Grown Alchemist Instagram.